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Letter to the editor: Social assistance payments don't always cover cost of rent

The government of Ontario should empathize more with recipients of Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works.
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To the editor:

The government of Ontario should empathize more with recipients of Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works.

Ontario Disability Support Program gives a couple no more than $785 and for a single person $500.

Come on now, a two-bedroom in Thunder Bay is about $1,037 a month and about $830 a month for a one-bedroom. How do you think we can live like this?

This is ridiculous.

Doug Ford, please, don't make more homeless that there already is.

Our rent increased since our building got sold. We have a good landlord who is doing renovation (at last) and he needed to increase our rent in order to continue.

We (and the other three tenants) need to be warm during winter and have decent apartments.

We don't deserve this.

Be a human being.

Diane Armstrong,
Thunder Bay





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